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Interactive: Mapping the World's Friendships

Interactive: Mapping the World's Friendships | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Technology bridges distance and borders. Individuals today can keep in touch with their friends and family in completely new ways — regardless of where they live. We explored these internatio...
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Tracking the Rise of Globalization Through International Phone Calls

Tracking the Rise of Globalization Through International Phone Calls | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
In this "index of global connectedness," 7 of the 10 largest international call routes initiate from the U.S.
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Barack Obama to create world's largest ocean reserve in the Pacific

Barack Obama to create world's largest ocean reserve in the Pacific | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which bans commercial fishing, to be expanded to six times its current size
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Mapping the World's Migrating Ocean Pollution

Mapping the World's Migrating Ocean Pollution | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
How does Australia's sea trash make it to South America?
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This Map Shows Everything On The Internet At Once

This Map Shows Everything On The Internet At Once | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Here's a new way of looking at the world: A map showing the location of every single device connected to the Internet.

The image was created by John Matherly, founder of Shodan, a search engine for connected devices. He pinged every device online...
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Revealed: Asian slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK

Revealed: Asian slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Thai "ghost ships" that enslave, brutalise and even kill workers are linked to global prawn supply chain, Guardian investigation discovers
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The World of Starbucks, Mapped

The World of Starbucks, Mapped | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
No matter where you are on the planet, you're never more than 5,000 miles from a Starbucks.
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Could a bullet train take you from the U.S. to China to Europe?

Could a bullet train take you from the U.S. to China to Europe? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it

bgeChina wants to build a high-speed rail network that could ferry passengers from the U.S. to Beijing in two days, and onward from there.

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Mexico’s multinationals: KidZania and its child-sized cities | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

KidZania is one of Mexico's more unusual multinational corporations. It is a Mexican-owned chain of family entertainment centers, aimed at children aged 4 to
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Mobile Phones to Prompt Reading Revolution in Developing World - Our World

Mobile Phones to Prompt Reading Revolution in Developing World - Our World | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
A new UNESCO report, co-authored by UNU-WIDER, finds mobile technology has the power to boost reading skills and improve literacy in developing countries.
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Life in Sodom and Gomorrah: the world's largest digital dump

Life in Sodom and Gomorrah: the world's largest digital dump | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Photographer Asare Adjei captures the lives of locals in Accra's slum city, where 50m tonnes of e-waste is dumped annually
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According to at Least One Index, New York Has Overtaken London As the World's Leading Financial Center

According to at Least One Index, New York Has Overtaken London As the World's Leading Financial Center | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
A first in the seven-year history of the Global Financial Centres list.
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Inside the secret shipping industry

Inside the secret shipping industry | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Almost everything we own and use, at some point, travels to us by container ship, through a vast network of ocean routes and ports that most of us know almost nothing about. Journalist Rose George tours us through the world of shipping, the underpinning of consumer civilization.
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E-waste on the rise in Pakistan

E-waste on the rise in Pakistan | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
The UN continues to accuse richer nations of dumping millions of tonnes of electronic waste in less developed countries.
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On the e-waste trail

On the e-waste trail | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
An investigation into the toxic trail of illegal e-waste that is ushered from the first to the third world.
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Kenya e-waste recyclers turn trash into cash

Kenya e-waste recyclers turn trash into cash | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Slum residents, garbage collectors, recyclers and exporters convert country's e-waste burden into profitable business.
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The battle for Africa

The battle for Africa | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
People and Power investigates the effects of China's increasing influence in Africa.
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Emissions Without Borders: The Problematic Geography of Mitigation - Our World

Emissions Without Borders: The Problematic Geography of Mitigation - Our World | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
As climate talks get underway in Germany, this author spells out why controlling run away emissions must be a coordinated multilateral effort.
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The information divide in Mexico: internet access by state | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

The information divide in Mexico: internet access by state | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
In a recent post - Mexico’s internet connections and e-commerce - we looked at how 35.8% of Mexican households now have computers, 30.7% are now connected to t
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Mexico’s internet connections and e-commerce | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Mexico, Argentina, Spain and another twenty countries from around the world celebrate today (17 May) as “World Internet Day”.  This seems like the ideal time
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Obama lays out plan to boost solar energy and energy efficiency

Obama lays out plan to boost solar energy and energy efficiency | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
If you're worried about climate change, these steps might seem small-bore. They are. Obama will be making a much bigger climate move next month.
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Three Mexican cities among the 100 most competitive cities in the world | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Three Mexican cities among the 100 most competitive cities in the world | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Three cities in Mexico - Mexico City Metropolitan Area, Monterrey Metropolitan Area and Querétaro - are included on the 2013 list of “The World’s Most Comp
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Mapping the tubes: The hidden world of undersea cables that make up the internet

Mapping the tubes: The hidden world of undersea cables that make up the internet | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
When former US senator Ted Stevens described the internet in 2006 as a “series of tubes” he was mocked mercilessly, but as this map of the vast network of undersea cables that the internet runs through is anything to go by, he wasn’t too far off.
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McDonald's takes a bite out of Vietnam

McDonald's takes a bite out of Vietnam | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
The Big Mac's arrival signals another move by the communist country to open up to Western-style capitalism.
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Scott Langston's curator insight, March 1, 10:48 PM

At least I can say that I lived there before McD arrived!